Udall gets new press officer
Mike Saccone, who left the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel in 2009 as its political reporter to take a job as communications director for Republican Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, is leaving that post to be the press officer for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat.
Saccone replaces Tara Trujillo, who is switching jobs in Udall's office to become his new outreach and strategy coordinator.
"I have had the privilege and honor of serving the people of the state of Colorado for the past several years under Attorney General John Suthers," Saccone said today. "I look forward to continuing that service working for U.S, Sen. Mark Udall."
Trujillo, former communications director for the Colorado House Democrats, said her new job will allow her to remain in Colorado and work with a variety of constituencies around the state. Suthers' office has already posted an advertisement to replace Saccone.